Cannabis oil is one of the most controversial products available on the market. On one side, it is made of the plant that remains illegal on the federal level and therefore is not as thoroughly studied as it should be. On the other side, we know about numerous cases when cannabis oils, mostly CBD oil, helped patients with severe conditions like epilepsy or cancer. In fact, there is a scientific review published in the Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience in 2007. The bottom line of the review is that despite the risk of developing an addiction to cannabis, the therapeutic value of the plant's chemical compounds—cannabinoids—is too high to be ignored. So, is there any way people can benefit from using CBD oil?
There are two most common types of oil made from marijuana: THC oil and CBD oil. The first group includes products like BHO (butane hash oil), wax, and shatter. These extracts are mostly used for recreational purposes; some oils, like Rick Simpson Hemp Oil, may be used for medical purposes, too.
CBD oil, on the other hand, is rich with the non-psychoactive chemical compound cannabidiol, or simply CBD, and contains extremely low amounts of THC. As a result, you receive all the possible benefits of CBD oil without getting high.
Cannabis oil is believed to have numerous health benefits: from improving the function of immune system to killing cancer cells. Here are a few reasons why you should consider trying CBD oil instead of (or in addition to) your standard medication.
According to the American Glaucoma Society, cannabis helps lower intraocular pressure, so it may be used as an alternative treatment for glaucoma and macular degeneration.
You may improve your heart health and prevent cardiovascular disease by using CBD oil on a daily basis. And according to a recent study conducted by the School of Medicine at the University of Nottingham, cannabis may be helpful in solving the problem of high blood pressure. The study shows that the usage of CBD oil leads to relaxation and widening of blood vessels, and, as a result, lowers blood pressure.
Components of cannabis oil can protect your skin and help cure various skin diseases, a 2010 study says. Most importantly, when it comes to taking care of your skin, you can do both consume CBD oil or apply it as a topical on your skin.
The list of conditions that may be treated or eased with the help of cannabis oil is almost endless. And since you cannot get high from using it, you can add cannabis oil to your daily routine as an alternative medicine while getting rid of dozens of prescribed pills and all the negative side effects that they cause. Just be sure to consult your doctor before making any decisions.